our diversity and inclusion policy
We breathe diversity at eCoachPro because this is part of our DNA.
eCoachPro contributes to improving the quality of society at an international level. We achieve this by designing and delivering outstanding learning & development programs aimed at bringing out the best in people. We can only do this work by wanting to get to know and understand people. By understanding backgrounds and differences in culture and language, and by being responsive to that. Only through embracing diversity and inclusion are we able to deliver these programs all over the world. Our people seamlessly connect to that: diverse as they are, across culture, background, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, race, disability, age and religion.
Our three founders also have different backgrounds, have lived (and are still living) in different countries and are all married to partners with a different ethnic background. Curiosity for, and an open mind towards, other people have therefore been the common ground on which eCoachPro was built. This is also declared in the core values of our organization.
We are equals
We strongly believe that all people are equal. We therefore recognize the values and beliefs of others; we respect cultural diversity and refrain from causing harm. This recognition should be visible in our behavior and in the way we communicate. In addition, our belief in equality is anchored in the core of our learning and development approach. This approach includes the 'politeness theory', that takes equality between people as a starting point for communication and can be applied across cultures.
Being respected and valued
Inclusion is the cornerstone of our Code of Conduct. We automatically help others, include all voices and promote good team spirit. We do not insult, discriminate against, or (sexually) harass others, and are held mutually accountable for our behavior. If we experience inappropriate or unethical behavior, we address this, because we want everyone working at and with eCoachPro to feel included, accepted, respected and valued for who they are, whatever their sex, age, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, disability, class or other background. Everyone is welcome at eCoachPro and has equal opportunities.
We expect our leaders to create a workplace in which each individual feels supported, inspired, and is given the chance to flourish and to operate to their full potential. Also, to be introspective, aware of their unconscious biases and to be open to feedback and other perspectives.
We also translate inclusion into the way we design our workplaces. We ensure that they are accessible, ergonomic and adapted to the needs of each individual. We pay special attention to any adaptation or additional resources needed for persons with disabilities. We believe it is essential that persons with disabilities feel at home at eCoachPro, get equal opportunities and gain the same high level of job satisfaction.
Strengthening staff capacity
When we recruit new people, we attract, select and hire the person who endorses and lives up to our core values and will add the most value to the team. We hire people based on attitude and strive for the broadest possible diversity. This provides us with a wide variety of capabilities, experiences, and perspectives. It allows us to work with the brightest talents all over the world and makes us even more adaptable and innovative.
We promote the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion both internally and to the outside world. We only work with suppliers who share the same values and who we encourage to maintain a high-quality diversity and inclusion policy. And we actively support organizations that aim to create equal opportunities for people.